Michael Sanchez

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For the Cuban volleyball player with the same name, see Michael Sánchez.
Michael Sanchez
Personal details
Born (1950-08-03) August 3, 1950 (age 64)
Belen, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lynn Sanchez
Alma mater University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque
Religion Roman Catholicism

Michael Sanchez is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 29th District (Valencia and Bernalillo Counties) since 1992.

Michael Sanchez was born in Belen, New Mexico to Gil and Priscilla Sanchez. He is the youngest of 4 children, one of which (Raymond Sanchez) also served in the New Mexico Legislature. Michael attending Belen High School and moved to Clarinda, Iowa to attend Iowa Western Community College where he played baseball and basketball. Michael did not only play college baseball, he also played for the Clarinda A's, a summer amateur baseball team.

Michael married Lynn (Trembly) Sanchez, his high school sweetheart, in 1969, and the couple spent one additional year in Iowa. After Michael finished at the IWCC, he and Lynn returned to New Mexico and finished school at The University of New Mexico. Following gradation, Michael then attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where he received his JD. Since passing the bar, Michael has been practicing law in the State of New Mexico.

In 1979, Michael and Lynn Sanchez welcomed their first son into the world. Then, 18 months later their second son was born. Their only daughter was born in 1988.

Before serving as a State Senator, Michael served as the county chairmen of the Democrat Party in Valencia County. Michael was first elected to the State Senate in 1992, and made the Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program one of his main priorities. The Lottery Scholarship was enacted in 1996 and Michael has fought to keep the integrity of the Lottery Scholarship ever since.

Currently, Michael is the Majority Floor Leader of the New Mexico State Senate.

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